CB Zack Bowman continues to draw rave reviews

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BOURBONNAIS, Ill.–Before you know it, the Bears’ quarterbacks might start staying away from Zack Bowman.

The cornerback made another big interception in Saturday’s night practice, picking off Jay Cutler on a deep route for Devin Hester. Coach Lovie Smith has wound up talking about Bowman after two practices now, and that’s always a good sign.

“My big thing is just going out there and being more consistent,” Bowman said. “I was backpedaling [on the interception] and I opened up, I saw Devin take off and I saw the ball in the air. I just tried to make the play.”

Bowman was asked about marking Hester that closely that far downfield.

“I’m fast, too, you know,” Bowman said. “He’s just a little bit faster. I’m always going to be on the top of my game. He said I was lucky. I wasn’t lucky. I was on top and I was ready to go.”

*** New tight end Michael Gaines lined up in the backfield some during inside rushing drills. That is something the Bears are considering doing with him and it would provide the team with roster flexibility in the event they only keep one fullback.

*** Defensive tackle Matt Toeaina had his left knee wrapped after coming up limping during individual pass rush drills.

*** Here is how the second team offensive line shaped up:

LT Cody Balogh

LG Frank Omiyale

C Tyler Reed

RG Dan Buenning

RT Kevin Shaffer

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